Watch TV Shows on Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

    Dance Moms
    Dance Moms
    Married at First Sight
    Married at First Sight
    Drop Dead Diva
    Drop Dead Diva
    Project Runway
    Project Runway
    Little Women: Atlanta
    Little Women: Atlanta
    Devious Maids
    Devious Maids
    Bring It!
    Bring It!
    YOU
    YOU
    Witches of East End
    Witches of East End
    A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    Army Wives
    Army Wives
    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
    Fit to Fat to Fit
    Fit to Fat to Fit
    The Rap Game
    The Rap Game
    UnREAL
    UnREAL
    Little Women: Dallas
    Little Women: Dallas
    Killer Kids
    Killer Kids
    The Client List
    The Client List
    America's Supernanny
    America's Supernanny
    Unsolved Mysteries
    Unsolved Mysteries
    Kim of Queens
    Kim of Queens
    Child Genius
    Child Genius
    Raising Asia
    Raising Asia
    Little Women: LA
    Little Women: LA
    The Red Tent
    The Red Tent
    Human Trafficking
    Human Trafficking
    Project Runway All Stars
    Project Runway All Stars
    Project Runway Junior
    Project Runway Junior
    Mom's Cooking
    Mom's Cooking
    Hopelessly in Love
    Hopelessly in Love
    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
    Dance Moms: Miami
    Dance Moms: Miami
    Cheerleader Nation
    Cheerleader Nation
    Flowers in the Attic
    Flowers in the Attic
    Escape from Polygamy
    Escape from Polygamy
    7 Days of Sex
    7 Days of Sex
    Expecting Amish
    Expecting Amish
    Blood Ties
    Blood Ties
    True Tori
    True Tori
    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
    My Sweet Audrina
    My Sweet Audrina
    The Conversation
    The Conversation
    Atlanta Plastic
    Atlanta Plastic
    State of Mind
    State of Mind
    Big Women: Big Love
    Big Women: Big Love
    The Pop Game
    The Pop Game
    The Jacksons: Next Generation
    The Jacksons: Next Generation
    Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
    Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
    Preachers' Daughters
    Preachers' Daughters
    The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
    The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
    How To Look Good Naked
    How To Look Good Naked
    Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After
    Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After
    The Protector
    The Protector
    V.C. Andrews' Landry Family
    V.C. Andrews' Landry Family
    Born in the Wild
    Born in the Wild
    Presumed Dead In Paradise
    Presumed Dead In Paradise
    The Brittany Murphy Story
    The Brittany Murphy Story
    Little Women: NY
    Little Women: NY
    Starving in Suburbia
    Starving in Suburbia
    America
    America
    Double Divas
    Double Divas
    Coming Home
    Coming Home
    Project Runway: Fashion Startup
    Project Runway: Fashion Startup
    Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
    Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
    Supermarket Superstar
    Supermarket Superstar
    Pretty Wicked Moms
    Pretty Wicked Moms
    The Capture of the Green River Killer
    The Capture of the Green River Killer
    This Time Next Year
    This Time Next Year
    American Beauty Star
    American Beauty Star
    Growing Up Supermodel
    Growing Up Supermodel
    The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
    The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
    Lovespring International
    Lovespring International
    Million Dollar Shoppers
    Million Dollar Shoppers
    Surviving Jeffrey Epstein
    Surviving Jeffrey Epstein
    Gay, Straight or Taken?
    Gay, Straight or Taken?
    Roseanne's Nuts
    Roseanne's Nuts
    Prom Queens
    Prom Queens
    The Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer
    The Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer
    America's Most Wanted
    America's Most Wanted
    Jump!
    Jump!
    Deadly Wives
    Deadly Wives
    Against the Wall
    Against the Wall
    Vanished with Beth Holloway
    Vanished with Beth Holloway
    Seriously Funny Kids
    Seriously Funny Kids
    Picker Sisters
    Picker Sisters
    The Gabby Douglas Story
    The Gabby Douglas Story
    Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
    Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
    Bama State Style
    Bama State Style
    24 Hour Catwalk
    24 Hour Catwalk
    Deliverance Creek
    Deliverance Creek
    So Sharp
    So Sharp
    Gone But Not Forgotten
    Gone But Not Forgotten
    The Cheerleader Murders
    The Cheerleader Murders
    Taken Back: Finding Haley
    Taken Back: Finding Haley
    Sherri
    Sherri
    One Born Every Minute
    One Born Every Minute
    Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
    Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
    NWSL Soccer
    NWSL Soccer
    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
    The Houstons: On Our Own
    The Houstons: On Our Own